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Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping is undoubtedly the most prominent sport in Queenstown, and it takes place from four of the world's most scenic bungee sites. Visitors can choose to throw themselves off a bridge or a gondola, or there are milder options that include cable swinging or the Bungee Rocket that shoots people into the air while…

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Fishing

Many of the travellers who visit the faraway land of New Zealand are in search of one thing and one thing only: some of the best trout fishing in the world. Both the North and South Islands offer their fair share of world-class fishing spots. A first stop for many is the world renowned Lake Taupo and its tributaries…

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Golf

The scenery alone is worth walking 18 holes for, but New Zealand also has great golf along the way. The country is only now becoming a popular golf holiday destination, and its anonymity is to the great advantage of those who visit. Many of the country's courses don't require an advanced booking, and despite cheap greens…

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Hiking (Tramping)

The area around Queenstown offers some excellent hiking, known locally as tramping. Some of the country's excellent multi-day hiking trails start from nearby, including the spectacular Routebourne Track, one of the best in the country for its variety of countryside and scenery. The Rees-Dart Track is a rugged circular…

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Jet Boating

It's no wonder that hurtling up and down the rivers around Queenstown in jet boats is a very popular activity. The Shotover River surges through Skippers Canyon, the narrowest and deepest section and trips include heart stopping 360-degree spins, last minute turns away from the canyon edges, and high speed boating on…

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Skiing

New Zealand may not be the first destination that springs to mind when one thinks of holidays in the snow, carving down the slopes, and catching a snow tan but, much to many people's surprise, there is a great ski scene. The Southern Alps are a range of mountains 342 miles (550 km) long, and the ski season runs from…

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